GOP Lawmaker Accuses Cheney Of Being Part of ‘Plot’ to Keep Republicans From Winning

A leading Republican in the House says he believes that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming), the co-chair of the Jan. 6 Committee, is actually working to prevent her party’s members from winning back a majority in November.

“The very fact that Liz Cheney is a part of a well-designed plot to prevent the Republicans from winning back the majority to save this country from that radical agenda is everything you need to know about why the RNC censured Liz Cheney over the weekend and were right for doing so,” Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana said during a Fox News appearance Monday night.

In a statement after committee members first advanced the censure resolution, Cheney said, “The leaders of the Republican Party have made themselves willing hostages to a man who admits he tried to overturn a presidential election and suggests he would pardon Jan. 6 defendants, some of whom have been charged with seditious conspiracy.”

“I’m a constitutional conservative, and I do not recognize those in my party who have abandoned the Constitution to embrace Donald Trump. History will be their judge. I will never stop fighting for our constitutional republic. No matter what,” she added.

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Former President Trump has already endorsed a primary challenger to Cheney, Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman.

A straw poll released by Wyoming’s Republican Party late last month shows bad news for Cheney and good news for Hageman.

She easily won the straw poll which was conducted by the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee, garnering 59 votes, according to the Casper Star-Tribune.

Cheney, meanwhile, garnered just 6 votes in a very distant second place.